Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone.

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Hal Kanter
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Diahann Carroll ...  Julia Baker 86 episodes, 1968-1971
Lloyd Nolan ...  Dr. Morton Chegley / ... 86 episodes, 1968-1971
Marc Copage ...  Corey Baker 86 episodes, 1968-1971
Michael Link Michael Link ...  Earl J. Waggedorn / ... 81 episodes, 1968-1971
Betty Beaird Betty Beaird ...  Marie Waggedorn 70 episodes, 1968-1971
Lurene Tuttle ...  Hannah Yarby / ... 48 episodes, 1968-1970
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Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone.

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Diahann Carroll is a nurse with two men in her life - her boss (a cranky but lovable M.D.) and her six year old son. Premiere. (season 1)

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Comedy

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mama's Man See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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First TV series starring an African American woman in a professional, non-stereotypical role. (The first TV series starring a black woman was Beulah (1950), variously starring Ethel Waters, Hattie McDaniel, and Louise Beavers in the title role as a comic maid.) See more »

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Dr. Chegley: Mr. Potts, when I was a small boy I had a rusty little tin soldier I lost in the sands of Tiny Island. I started to cry, but my father told me to cheer up because the rusty little tin soldier would come back someday and Papa was right.
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12 August 2005 | by nifabsSee all my reviews

This show has to be recognised as one of the milestones in Black TV, before Bill Cosby, before the smattering of Black shows on TV today, Diahann Carroll played a single mom raising a son all by herself.

She didn't play a rich bored housewife, or a Hollywood madam like in Dynasty. Diahann played a sensible working woman. Scatty, witty, repressed at times but a woman of our times. Characters like Julia are everyday people, they remind us of who we are,

I find Julia a powerful statement of the 70's with single working parents, this is a positive statement for women and Blacks all over, it's not all about flash,booty and bling!!! There is dignity in hard work, pity the show didn't last very long but it's important to note that she played the lead and there were hardly any race-related issues on the show. It was just normal "everyday people"

Also being filmed in Black and White dates it but gives it a classic feel.

SOUND!!! 7/10


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